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he was disoriented so if you happen to see him, call police. >> president obama is making the first trip ever to israel. the promises he is making and the unexpected travel troubles he faces today. >> plus, politicians behaving very badly. a fistfight broke out in the house of farm element. >> a study finds a sharp jump in the number of autism spectrum. doctors explain the possible reason. >> rebound in jerusalem right now, one of his stops in the first visit to israel since taking office. the three-day trip is filled with promises of unwaivering support as the president tries to win over skeptical israelis. abc7 news reporter, katie marzullos joins us. >> president obama is deeply unpopular with many israelis who are not sure the united states is serious about defending the percent state. in two speeches this morning the president is assuring those people his administration will pursue a middle east peace deal. >> from a closed door meeting president obama and israeli president peres present a united front, a desire to keep israel safe and secure. >> this is a common vision uniting
exhibit until 4:00. former residents and guards are expected to attend. >> president obama makes his first visit to the west bank. what he is criticizing israel about. >> later, could big changes come to yosemite national park? why of the area's popular creature comforts are on >> happening now in southern california, a landslide is blocking northbound traffic along pacific coast highway. caltran officials believe it was caused by dirt that was saturated when a hose was left on bringing down trees, bushes, and lawn furniture. crews cleaning up the mess right now and expect to have all northbound lanes re-opened this evening. >> we have break news from santa cruz. the district attorney has announced criminal charges against a young woman who lied about being raped on the uc santa cruz campus. the 20-year-old woman from santa barbara has been charged with giving false information to police. investigators say she originally told them two months ago that she was walking on a campus trail and she was beaten and assaulted. a campus-wide alert was issued and a sketch of a suspect was released bas
devin dwyer in washington. >>> and our other major story. president obama wrapping up his visit to israel by paying respects to heroes of the jewish state and the victims of the holocaust. >> after a visit to the birthplace of jesus, mr. obama travels to jordan to meet with the top u.s. ally in the region, king abdullah. >> as this visit comes to an end, let's check in with alex marquardt in jerusalem. alex, what's been the overall reaction to the visit? all right. >> reporter: good morning, john, good morning, diana. there have been two very distinct reactions. on the israeli side for starters i don't think it could have gone any better. many israelis viewed obama with some suspicion, but he's really won them over with his actions in recent days and particularly his speech here in jerusalem yesterday. here you can see the front page of one of the main israeli daily newspapers that says -- [ speaking a foreign language ] -- "you are not alone," one of the lines from his speech yesterday, which he won widespread praise for, and i think it's safe to say that in the coming days, yo
the region. abc7 news reporter, katie marzullo, is monitoring the trip. >> right now, president obama and palestinian prime minister are visiting a youth center. thethe young people are the rean the palestinians and israels cannot give up on peace said the president. but there was no peace, israeli police say mill taps fired rockets into southern israel and you can see the damage if this video. no one was hurt. israeli tv is saying israel will respond to the rockets but they did not specify how or when. >> president obama has been if the west bank if several hours this morning and he and president abbas had a working lunch and the news conference. president abbas describes the talks as "good" and president obama says change is possible but it will take time. >> what is true in the united states can be true here as well. we can make the changes but they will be have to be determined. we have to counsel. -- we have to have courage and break out of the old arguments. >> in israel, president obama and israeli prime minister, binyamin netanyahu, visited the jerusalem museum home to the dea
on may 21st. >> thank you. new this morning, president obama is now in israel going the first visit to the country and a new effort for peace between israelis and palestinians. abc7 news reporter, katie marzullo, is live in the newsroom. several countries are on the agenda? >> yes, the president will stop in jordan and in the west bank for a meeting with palestinians who have clashed with the united states over denied bid for statehood at the u.n. the white house officials say the president will not try to broker a deal between israelis and palestinians on this trip. this trip is just going, air force one landing in tel aviv less than two hours ago and the israeli president and prime minister binyamin netanyahu met president obama at the airport. lots of handshaking and photo ops and a friendly scene but polls show president obama is deeply unpopular with many israelis and they want reassurances the united states is serious about their defense. here is what the president said just moments ago. >> the united states of america stands with the state of israel because it is in our funda
it, call police. >> president obama has arriveed in israel three hours ago making the first visit to the country since taking office. air force one landed in tel aviv around 3:15 and the president was welcomed by several israel leaders including president peres and prime minister binyamin netanyahu. the white house says the president is looking to reassure israelis that the united states is committed to supporting their country in the face of any throats. katie marzullo will have more on what is next for the president on his middle east trip coming up in the next half hour. >> the city of santa clara is doing everything it can to lure super bowl 50 to the new 49ers stadium in 2016 includes give up tax revenue. now live from santa clara to explain. >> the santa clara city council decided it can, indeed, afford to give up a variety of tax revenue, all financial demands imposed by the nfl. those demands require the city to give up 9.5 percent hotel tax on 350 rooms for nfl staff, a 10 percent ticket surcharge and 35 percent per ticket fee that funds senior and youth program and $4.54
spared a lot of bloodshed. >> a major headline this morning, barack obama's first trip as president to israel. with so many political hot button issues in the mideast can we expect the president to make many accomplishments during this historic visit? >> ten years after the iraq war we'll introduce you to veterans who cannot forget their military and personal battles looking ahead to the future. don't miss bob woodruff's special report coming up. >> later on, the on again/off again romance of katy perry and john mayer. their personal life can make interesting song lyrics weaned may have the final verse in "the skinny". >>> firsz, the details in the foiled plot to kill students at a university campus in florida. >> police say the gunman came dangerously close to carrying out his planned massacre until his roommate took incredibly brave action. abc's matt gutman is in orlando. >> reporter: the first video from police cameras, tracking down a would-be killer, body mounted cameras showing cops with assault rifles discovered the body of the gunman along with his arse
. president obama arrived early this morning and he is palestinian authority president had a working lunch and then the news conference began wrapping up as we speak. expectations are low for any type of breakthrough on the peace process but president obama abbas describes the talks as "good" and says palestinian is ready to implement agreements. here is what prove said moments ago. >> i returned to the west bank because the united states is deeply committed to the creation of an independent and sovereign state of palestine. the palestinian people deserve an end to occupation and indignities that come with it. >> i am watching the news conference right now which has ended and both presidents walked off the podium. later today, rebound and the palestinian prime minister will visit a youth center in ramallah >> it is 5:05. golden gate bridge district officials are holding a hearing to determine the maximum speed limit at the toll lazy when the bridge begins all electronic tolling. on wednesday the bridge will no longer accept cash at the toll lazy and drivers will not have to stop. officials
to the state, the d.a., and the f.b.i. to determine if any laws have been broken. >> president obama is wrapping up his visit to israel by paying respects to heroes of the percent state and victims of the holocaust and visiting the birthplace of jesus and he will travel to jordan to meet with a top ally in the region. we are joined live from washington, dc with more from our reporter there. >> good morning, kristen. a busy and historic three days if president obama in the middle east. today he holds final meetings with the israelis and palestinians. >> on the final day in israel, president obama paid tribute to the history of the jewish people laying wreaths at the graves of israeli cultural icons and remembers victims of the holocaust on a tour of a memorial in israel. >> they were men and women and children, so many children, sent to their deaths because of who they were, how they prayed or who they loved. >> the trip has been rich with symbolism. he reaffirmed the united states alliance in a send off toast with israeli leaders. in a speech to israeli college students the president
the nation in rising home prices. >> new this morning, president obama pays tribute to victims of the holocaust. ahead, what is next for the commander in chief as he is ready to leave israel. >> a live look from highway 101 in the north bay where boulders have come down and are blocked all lanes of traffic headed to the golden gate bridge but now, traffic is getting through in the two left lanes. >> good morning, we have two separate sig-alerts. a live shot of sky 7, from the waldo tunnel. the tow truck is there hauling the cars away. boulders fell off the grade and on the road. cars obviously have slammed into them because they did not see it. it is very dark out there. c.h.p. is concerned the hill is unstable so they have two right lanes still coned off. you can get by in the two left lanes. this is southbound 101 coming from the waldo tunnel and the best alternate is to take either of golden gate ferry or the richmond san rafael bridge around to san francisco. and southbound 280, there is a fatal accident and c.h.p. and investigators are on the scene. the two right lanes, no
. and the security of israel is nonnegotiatable. >> during a meeting with the israeli prime minister president obama discussed iran's pursuit of a nuclear weapon. >> all option are on the table. >> u.s. investigating a claim that rebel forces used chemical weapons in an attack. >> we intend to investigate what happened. >> the president using the trip to make a connection with the israeli people. today, planting a magnolia tree with israeli president simmon perez. the embassy released this video. and look at the body language as they joked during a news conference. >> there are very good looking young men who clearly got their looks from their mother. >> i can say the same of your daughter autos this is true. >> the president and prime minister discussed the peace process. mr. obama meets was the palestinian president on thursday. >> the presidential limo is going to be out of service during the stay in israel. the vehicle had to be towed away today. reports claim the car stopped running after the driver filled a tank with gas instead of diesel fuel. really is in the secret service says that is not
the search throughout this night. >>> now we turn overseas because right now president obama is in israel, his first trip there as president, and this is the message he is sending. the united states will stand with israel to prevent iran from getting a nuclear weapon. abc's jonathan karl in jerusalem. >> reporter: the president arrived in israel in a good mood -- an open mike capturing his banter with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. >> it's good to be away from congress. >> reporter: he was even joking about red lines. >> you are following the red lines? >> reporter: but the issue couldn't be more serious. the real red line is the one netanyahu talked about at the united nations last fall. >> a red line should be drawn right here. >> reporter: the point where iran must be attacked or it will be able to build a nuclear bomb. a red line israelis believe could be crossed within months. the issue has front and center here today in all of the president's meetings. >> diplomacy and sanctions have so far not stopped iran's nuclear program. in order to stop iran's nuclear programs peac
. i...i mean, you...love. >>> this morning on "world news now" -- eye to eye. president obama and israel's prime minister settling some differences as they face serious threats from iran and syria. >> as president obama makes a promise to a major ally and sends warnings to enemies with nuclear ambitions. it's thursday, march 21st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >>> good morning, everybody, a big question in the mideast this morning, will president obama get a warm welcome from the palestinians in day two of his mideast trip. that is our top story. >> piecing together the autism puzzle. which children may be more at risk than others, and why some countries including the u.s. seem to have more cases. an important insight for parents. >>> later this half-hour -- the food truck trend involving small culinary businesses on wheels, who is willing to invest big money on rolling restaurants. seen a lot of them in new york too. waiting for a hungry public. >> learning much more about the big changes coming to late night talk show
of the north. some affected networks are up and running. >> president obama arrived in israel over an hour ago making the first visit since taking office. air force landed in tel aviv at 3:15 and was welcomed by several israel leaders including president peres and prime minister binyamin netanyahu. the white house says that the president is looking to reassure israelis that the united states is committed to supporting the country in the face of any threats. abc7 news, katie marzullo, will have more on what is next for the president in the middle east in the next half hour. >> caltrain authorities are investigating another fatal accident involving the train system. a train hit and killed a pedestrian in san jose yesterday. a caltrain spokesman says that the person was near a pedestrian crossing south of the station and there was only one passenger on board the train at the time and this was the 4th person killed by a train on the caltrain corridor this year. >> new this morning on the peninsula get ready if a big crackdown on distracted driving. today a police task force is hitting the streets
process. the auditor says the findings were will forwarded to the district attorney. >> president obama is starting a joint news conference right now with palestinian authority abbas on the second day of his middle east trip. this is a live picket of the podium, and abbas is speaking right now and the president will speak. president obama left israel and arrived in the west bank at 2 1/2 hours ago. the two had a working learn and will visit a youth center shortly. president obama wants to hear from palestinians and israelis on what it will take to restart peace negotiations. he will return to jerusalem later today for a speech to israel's college students. abc7 news reporter, katie, will have more on the trip in the next half hour. >> on capitol hill the house of representatives will vote on a short-term budget deal to avert a government shut down a week away funding every cabinet agency and earmark another $87 billion for overseas military operations. the senate approved the bill which includes $85 billion in spending cuts that could cost thousands of federal workers their jobs. >> a r
now for tonight's "closing argument." today, as president obama continued his middle east visit, hez heckled while addressing israeli students in jerusalem. >> this is part of the lively debate that we talked about. this is good. >> reporters said they shouted jonathan pollard's name, guilty of sharing national secrets with israel. president obama joked the interruption made him feel right at home. but obama's whole trip raises a question. is the u.s.-israeli alliance stronger or weaker during his leadership? what do you think? weigh in or tweet us. thanks for watching abc news. next, overnight breaking news. check in with "good morning america." they're working while you're sleeping. we'll see you here tomorrow.
. military officials are searching for answers. >> president obama is wrapping up a visit to the middle >> developing news from virginia, three marines are dead in a murder-suicide. the shooting happened overnight in quantico. the military is trying to figure out a notive. our news reporter has the latest. >> tragedy overnight at marine corps base in virginia. authorities say a marine shot and killed two fellow marines and took his own life. >> the shooter, active duty marine was pronounced dead of a self inflicted gunshot wound by law enforcement at the seen. >> the identities of the victims are withheld until the families are notified but the shooter was a man, the other decease add man and a woman. they all worked as training personnel at officer candidate school. >> all of the candidates in the school are accounted for and safe and all of the other permanent personnel, as well, with the officers candidate school are accounted for. >> the incident began at 10:30 last night inside a single barracks and all base resolution didn'ts and employees were told to remain inside and keep the d
learned that that the assault weapons ban that president obama pushed, all but dead in the senate. even though the president is going to continue to push for a vote. this will come to the floor of the senate when they return from their two-week easter break in early april. the president will continue to push. but the real issue now, is whether or not, the senate will expand background checks for all purchases. those in gun shows and those from stores that sell guns. right now, it only applies to those that are sold in stores. big fight over this right now, the nra is not backing down. that's where the action is going to be. >> thank you, george. george has a big show this morning. including a face-off between jim messina and karl rove, that's later on "this week." >>> let's check in with ron claiborne. for a look at the other developing stories this hour. hey, ron. >> hi there, bianna and dan. >> good morning, everyone. >>> secretary of state john kerry arrived in baghdad this morning on an unannounced visit. kerry is urging leaders there to stop iranian planes to stop flying over iraqi
. the mass will take place tomorrow. vice president joe biden arrived in rome overnight. and president obama is leaving the country later this week to israel. it will be the first time, john and diana, that president obama and vice president biden will be out of the country at the same time. back to you. >> thank you, devin dwyer. in washington for us this morning. >>> tomorrow's installation mass begins at 4:30 eastern time. abc news will have live coverage on air and online. >>> two people are dead after their plane crashed into a south bend neighborhood. the jet was having mechanical problems. as it tried to land at a nearby airport. it hit two houses and then became stuck inside a third home. this woman heard the engine struggling. >> all of a sudden, sputtering or something. and then boom. nothing else. got real quiet. about 30 seconds later, i started hearing fire trucks. i said to my husband, i think a plane just crashed. >> the situation in the neighborhood especially dangerous because of the spilled jet fuel. and the structural damage to the homes. >>> now to the guilty verdicts in
to leave for a three day visit to the middle east with lowered specifications. obama will depart on wednesday for israel where he hopes to smooth over relations with the prime minister binyamin netanyahu and will visit the wet bank. he will only spend a few hours meeting with palestinians. the latest poll published by israeli newspaper finds 38 percent define president obama's attitude to israel as "hostile." only ten percent view him as favorable. >> coming up the confusion that sent a car into a north bay store. >> the parking changes along a popular san francisco street that >> a massive wildfire continues to rage this morning in tennessee in the smoky mountains destroying dozens of cabins and threatening a neighborhood. 35 cabins have burned to the ground as crews from 25 different agencies battle the 300-acre fire that broke out yesterday afternoon. cabins have been evacuated and homeowners living on the other side of a ridge have been told to prepare to evacuate. no injuries have been reportd and no estimate on when the fire could be maintained. >> f.a.a. officials are inve
, coaches, or parents broke the law by not speaking up about the attack. >> president obama is set to name a new labor secretary. reports are that thomas perez from the justice department will be nominated to head the labor department. he has strong support from latino and labor groups but could run into problems at the confirmation hearing from republicans. some g.o.p. lawmakers believe his tenure at the justice department was greatly influenced by political ideology. >> new details this morning in the ongoing san francisco symphony strike. the east coast tour which included a date at new york's carnegie hall is now canceled. according to the management, the musicians reject add federal mediator's proposal to resume laying during a cooling off period while negotiations continue. in a statement issued last night, musicians say the strike will continue until they get a contract that honors their contributions to the symphony. the musicians are unhappy with a ropal by management that would include a pay freeze in the first year. >> the meat and poultry tremendous is pushing back against the
obama receive aid medal of distinction this evening in jerusalem. the day included a speech at the university of jer ruse limb. the president made an appeal for israel to recognize that compromise will beness troy achieve lasting security. >> only way for israel to endure and thrive as a jewish and democratic state is through the realization of an independent and viable palestine. >> president obama told students the u.s. is the best friend of the country and will never back down on commitment to the defense. the president traveled to the west bank where he urged president abbas to relaunch peace talk was israel. >> a stopgap spending bill to keep the government open is now awaiting president obama's signature. house passed a bill side stepping a threat of a shut down. the measure funding operating budgets of every cabinet agency throughout end of september. leaving in place automatic cuts to domestic programs but does ease the impact of other cuts. effort underway a bill in san francisco would require state and local authorities to get a warrant to hand over your e mails. c
obama's top scientists telling congress this week we're behind. >> the number of undetected potential city killers is very large. it's in the range of about 10,000 or more. >> reporter: better detection of these objects could help us evacuate target areas and one day even redirect their path. scientists tell us like events we saw in russia happen once in a century. most meteors are much smaller and land in places where they can do no harm. some scientists say last night's meteor landed in the atlantic ocean somewhere. >> we will never know. a lot of people with their eyes to the sky. >>> we're going to turn to a new development in the story we've been following on "world news." the killing of a prison official by a suspect who came to his front door, rang the ball belle and shot him. evidence collected at the scene of a high speed car chase and shoot-out that followed in texas, does link the gunman evan ebel to the murder in colorado. shell casings at both sites appear to be the same. >>> a stunning turn in another case, the new york man who just two days ago walked out of prison a fr
them going. also, there is obama care, which each day is being followed by some newspaper story saying, there's a new part of it that the senate decided they had to vote out. there's a new part that's going to cost you $1,000 a year. all of this comes together and i think, has a somewhat damaging impact. >> all of the items on his agenda pass. i do want to move another one, there was a significant action this week on guns. we saw harry reid saying that he wasn't going to include the assault weapons ban in his base package on gun control. it turned on this issue of background checks, overnight, we saw mayor bloomberg of new york starting a $12 million ad campaign to target swing senators. >> to me, guns are for hunting and protecting my family. i believe in the second amendment and i'll fight to protect it. but with rights come responsibilities. that's why i support comprehensive background checks, so criminals and dangerously mentally ill can't buy guns. that protects my rights and my family. >> jim messina, a lot of resistance from democrats including senator reid. you saw mayor bloom
apparently looks like president obama. >> oh. >> he kind of does. >> the show is saying it's not intentional, it's ridiculous, they have tremendous respect for president obama, i'm paraphrasing but mark bmark burnett the producer > this morning on "world news now" -- inaugurating francis. leaders from around the world are at the vatican as the new leader of the roman catholic church formally takes his place as pope. >> catholics are expecting so much from francis as the church faces so many hot button issues. it's tuesday, march 19th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everybody. more than a million people have descended upon the vatican for the pope's inaugural mass. that's our top story this half-hour. >> also this morning, the hot button topic for the supreme court, gay marriage. former secretary of state hillary clinton did an about face on the topic. could she be setting a new political stage with eyes on the white house. >> safety questions after 11 crashes involving small planes over the weekend. the fatalities, the investigation and our own look a
you how much and when. >>> president obama is back in the white house this morning following his four-day trip to the middle east. the president met with the leaders of israel, jordan and the palestinian authority during his visit in what has been hailed as a diplomatic breakthrough. he persuaded israel to apologize to turkey for a commando raid three years ago that killed nine activists. >>> the debate in washington over guns, same-sex marriage and immigration rages on. coming up on "this week" it's a clash of the titans. 2012 obama campaign manager faces off with former bush deputy chief of staff. the powerhouse round table takes on the issue. don't miss abc's "this week" with george stephanopoulos right here at 8:00 on abc7. >>> the lights are back on across the bay this morning after they went out for an hour last night on purpose. it was part of a global effort to encourage people to think about conservation. abc7 news reporter sergio quintana has the details on the earth hour. >> 8:30 the towers of the golden gate bridge went dark, the art installation on the bay bridge went dar
conservative conference this weekend, firing up the crowd with jabs at president obama and new york mayor michael bloomberg. is this part of a comeback tour? abc's martha raddatz joins us with more. >> reporter: the conference was supposed to be looking forward to the future of the republican party. but it was not the new republican starts getting all the attention. it was one many thought was fading away. >> governor sarah palin. >> reporter: sarah palin is back, and tossing red meat with the best of them. palin and her big gulp made the biggest splash with her swipe at new york mayor bloomberg's failed attempt to limit the size of sugary drinks. the crowd seemed to think even cooler was palin's jab at president obama and democratic proposals on gun control. >> new background checks? dandy idea, mr. president. should have started with yours. >> reporter: few pollsters or pundits believe she would succeed at a bid for national office. but you wouldn't know that by listening to her. >> barack obama promised the most transparent administration ever. barack obama, you lied. >> reporter: but
. obama in the israeli president's garden may have been uprooted or may have to be. agriculture officials warnt to test it and perhaps even discard it. israeli law forbids plants and trees from other countries entering israel. >>> and then there's this, the president's limo, nickname ed the beast had to be hauled off on the back of a flatbed truck. the secret service says diagnostic tests are still being done to determine why it broke down in jerusalem. the high-tech cadillac is being sent back to the u.s. for more tests. of course, the president is not stranded. he always travels with a spare. >> beast 2. beast 1 and beast 2. >> there you go. >> let's take a look at the weather across the nation. colder than normal in the northeast. flurries from central new jersey to boston and cape cod. snow showers around the great lakes. rain changing from kansas city and memphis. all rain around the south. dallas, shreveport, snow in the rockies and cascades and some showers in the pacific northwest. >> 40s from seattle to billings, 20s for the upper midwest. 40 in new york and 77 in miami. >>> all
fire. president obama arrived this morning in the west bank. his message here, the importance of peace between the israelis and the palestinians. but fears of war have dominated the trip specifically fears that iran is dangerously close to getting a nuclear weapon. >> the greatest danger is a nuclear iran. >> in order to stop iran's nuclear programs peacefully diplomacy and sanctions must be augmented by a clear and credible threat of action. >> reporter: when it comes to iran, the president says the u.s. stands firm with israel. >> we agree on our goal. we do not have a policy of containment when it comes to a nuclear iran. our policy is prevent iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. >> reporter: even if it takes a military strike against iran. >> i will repeat all options are on the table. we will do what is necessary to prevent iran from getting the world's worst weapons. >> reporter: president obama has had a frosty relationship with prime minister netanyahu, but on this trip both men have been determined to show that they are staunchal lies, maybe even friends. obama jokin
in 2008, polls show sentiment has shifted. president obama now supports marriage for the nation's gays and lesbians and his administration has filed a brief with the u.s. supreme court. >> if we're successful and prevail, and no lower court rulings are reversed and prop 8 goes away. >> that is our fwo. it will send a message to the country. >> but will not change the minds minds of critics like bill may. >> not about same-sex marriages. it's about the question of whether marriage should be redefined. >> this berkeley couple says they aren't trying to redefine marriage but have access to it. justices are expected to rule by the end of june. >> and carrow slin traveling to washington, d.c. where the supreme court will consider whether prop 8 wrongly de. >> i nis gays and lesbians the rights to marriage. live reports begin on tuesday. >> breaking news in the south bay. a day care teach year accused of trying to drug students faces 10 misdemeanor charges. the 59-year-old is charged with five counts of attempted child endangerment and five counts of assault. >> gratz worked at the kiddie ac
, to israel, where today, in the holy land, jerusalem, president obama took a page from his campaign playbook. he urged young adults there to be the change and believe peace is possible. abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl was there. >> reporter: even as president obama came to the holy land to talk peace, rockets today fired from the gaza strip hit a town in southern israel. with rockets flying and peace talks going nowhere, the president bypassed mideast leaders and instead talked directly to the next generation. 600 israeli college students. >> part of the reason i like talking to young people is because, no matter how great the challenges are, their idealism, their energy, their ambition, always gives me hope. >> reporter: he told the young israelis to put themselves in the shoes of young palestinians. >> look at the world through their eyes. it is not fair that a palestinian child cannot grow up in a state of their own. >> reporter: for now, israel has lessened the blows of deadly terrorist attacks in part by building a massive wall that separates the palestinian territor
? abc's alex marquardt tonight from jerusalem. >> reporter: president obama's last day here took him to bethlehem, the biblical birthplace of jesus. a highlight of this trip that has strengthened bonds with israelis but frustrated palestinians. they've vented their anger with protests, with those posters, fueled, in large part, by obama not condemning israel's settlements, the building of houses on land long held by palestinians. families like the gharibs. today, their house is an island, this is how over the past 30 years, a nearby israeli settlement has grown, swallowing up almost half their land. the rest cut off by a security fence. "it's like we're in a prison," says mahmoud gharib. "we have cameras, gates, fences and walls." so, why do you stay? "this is my homeland. this is my house," he says. "the israelis are stealing the land day and night." reaching parts of their land requires a special permit. they're just explaining that this whole hillside below the settlement is their land and it's full of olive trees and in order to get over there to pick the olives, they need permis
weapons. no questions asked. >> president obama is closing out his four day trip in jordan. he boarded air force one earlier this morning headed for petra. it strengthens bonds with israel but left some palestinians angry. they say president obama is playing favorites and need to more strongly condemn the settlements on palestinian land. in his address he focused on domestic issue calling on congress to vote on three gun control measures that would ban high capacity ammunition magazines, fund school security and crackdown on gun trafficking. >> these shouldn't be controversial. they are common sense. they are supported by a majority of the american people. i urge the senate and the house to give each of them a vote. >> katie: also new this morning, it was just a few hours ago that the senate passed its first budget in four years approving a $3.7 billion spending plan for next year. the 50-49 vote ended a grueling all night debate. no republicans voted for the package. this sets up contentious negotiations with the republican dominated house in april to reconcile what are two plans in deali
a final 10 minutes or och sigs. he represents the president and will likely be asked about mr. obama's shift to support same-sex marriage. a key justice to watch will be justice anthony ken neddy. he has been a strong degrernd of gay rights and a champion of state ri.s he could be the swing vote. the court could dismiss the case for want of standing which would allow same-sex marriages in california. the court could rule prop 8 is unconstitutional, it could threaten similar bans in other states or could leave prop 8 in place ruling states have the right to decide for themselves. the 9th circuits decision states voters didn't have the right to take away the freedom california supreme court already granted. coming up at 6:00 state attorney general will weigh in along with one of the berkeley women who is one of the plaintiffs in this case. a quick correction. i said prop 8 vote was 2004. it was 2008. on california voters ban same-sex marriage in the state. reporting from the newsroom abc 7 news. >> thank you. >> abc 7 news is in washington, d.c. and will be sitting in court when the su
at the campus chapel. one student is still in the hospital. >>> president obama is facing resistance from israel's incoming government as he prepares to embark on his first official visit to israel. his visit happens in two days. israel's new housing minister says prime minister benjamin netanyahu's cabinet plans to keep expanding jewish settlements. president obama had long urged israel to halt building on the disputed land. >>> a new abc news/"washington post" poll shows many more americans continue to side with israel rather than the palestinian authority. but most also prefer to leave peace negotiations between the two sides rather than involve the united states. 55% sympathize more with israel. just 9% sympathize with the palestinian authority. while 18% have no opinion. >>> big trip for president obama. there is a perception by some that -- that the president has devoted more of his energies and his, his vision to arab issues rather than israeli issues. a perception by some, fair or not. so there is a sense that he is going over there to sort of maybe give the impression that he is mending
" -- presidential push. president obama's strong message to both israelis and palestinians who are pleading for peace. >>> after a ceremony filled visit to the mideast, will the president leave israel today with any major accomplishments? it's friday, march 22nd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >> get one up top. >> happy friday. yes. >> we are happy about that. let's get to it. good morning, everybody. president turning his attention to the arab ally today. the latest in a live report from jerusalem. that is shortly. >>> another major story that we are following, the police pursuit and high-stakes shootout that may have ended the manhunt for the gunman wanted in the killing of a colorado prison chief. there are startling new reports about the possible suspect out this morning. >>> also ahead, he looked like an airline pilot and boarded an airplane flight. police say he was a fake. the big trouble this guy is facing. sounds a lot like the movie "catch me if you can." >>> the real-life drama for superstar rihanna, why she did not feel s
in a monastery inside the vatican. >>> and president obama is wrapping up the first overseas trip of his second term in jordan today. the president is visiting jordan's most popular tourist attraction, the fabled ancient city of petra. mr. obama said he is concerned about extremists filling the void in neighboring syria if president assad is overthrown. he also said he will, quote, keep plugging away, unquote, in hopes of restarting peace talks between israel and the palestinians. >>> and lawmakers in north dakota have passed what could lead to the most restricted abortion law in the nation. they passed a resolution that says life begins at conception essentially banning all abortions. voters will next decide next year if they want to add that to the state constitution. if it were to pass, that law would almost certainly trigger a lengthy legal battle. >>> and a frightening scene in a restaurant in philadelphia, pennsylvania. police are asking for help trying to find this gunman firing into a chinese restaurant earlier this week. the workers inside managed to fight back keeping the man from ent
today, president obama is set to name a new secretary of labor. multiple media reports say that thomas perez from the justice department will be the president's nominee. he has strong support from latino and labor groups but he could run into problems from republicans at the confirmation hearing. some in the going believe his tenure at the justice department was influenced too much by political ideology. >> also from washington, dc, this morning, top republicans are reacting to the news that ohio republican senate portman now supports same-sex marriage. port map made the announcement you may recall on friday, saying he had a change of heart because his son is gay. >> on this week with george stephanopolis, speaker boehner said he is still opposed to same-sex marriage. >> i believe that maker is -- marriage is the union of one man and a woman. it is what i grew up with. what i believe. it is what my church teams me. i cannot imagine that position would ever change. >> speaker boehner added that while portman is a good friend and a long-time ally. >> trading is underway in wall street in
, president obama has made his pick for the next secretary of labor. thomas perez is a top official in the justice department. the 51-year-old has play add leading role in challenging voter i.d. laws in texas and south carolina. he has support from the labor and latino communities but some republican critics in congress are expected to oppose his confirmation. if confirmed he would be one of the highest ranking hispanics in government. >> pope francis is gearing up for the first official mastectomy at st. peter's square with the first audience today with the visiting head of state, a president with whom he has clashed over a socially liberal policies. >> pope francis has charmed the faithful from the humility. speaking to 150,000 at st. peter's square off the cuff. with the first south american pope he cannot escape the past. he cigaretted -- greeted the president of argentina. in the past they have been at crossroads over the dirty war between 1976 and 19839 military dictatorship killed and torture up to 30,000 people. the church is accuses of complicit in the crimes. >> abc was to
, like then candidate barack obama opposing marriage for gay couples. >> i'm not in favor of gay marriage. >> today, clinton invoked god as a reason for supporting same-sex marriage. >> to deny the opportunity to any of our daughters and sons soley on the basis whof they are and who they love is too deny them the chance to live up to their own god-given phone usual among republicans support for gay marriage is increasing. >> the country is moving towards greater equality and inclusion and it's encouraging to see republican party is addressing that. >> coming up at 6:00 we'll hear from the newly elected vice chair of the california republican party on changing views within the g.o.p. and whether the party is ready to accept same-sex marriage. carolyn tyler is traveling to washington, d.c. where the court will consider whether prop 8 wrongly denies gays and lesbians the right to marry. >> president obama announced a pick for labor secretary today nominating top justice official thomas perez to the post. the 51-year-old known for his role in challenging voter ids. perez served as the top civ
for the next little bit between hillcrest and lone tree. >> it is 4:55. president obama leaves washington for the middle east with stops in israel, the palestinian territories, and jordan. he will try to restart the long stalled israeli palestinian peace initiative. he told israeli television he wants to hear ideas from both israeli and palestinian leaders. before he leaves the president will welcome irish prime minister to the white house today to belated st. patrick's day festivities. >> new york mayor bloomberg is looking at a law to force stores to put cigarettes out of sight. it would make new york the first city in the nation to keep cigarette products off the shelves. he says hiding cigarettes would reduce the temptation to smoke. a store spokesman calls the idea "absurd." surprising medical news of the number of people who will develop dementia as they age. a report says a third of people over the age of 65 have alzheimer's disease or another type of dementia when they die. one in three. the study from the alzheimer's disease association says when it is not the official cause of d
of the country. >> next, president obama is getting ready for a trip overseas. the long-standing problem he will be confronted with when he arrives at the destination. >> cash for weapons? the bay area county getting ready to hold another gun buyback >> now developing news we brought you earlier, authorities say they found a 90-year-old san jose man who was recorded missing yesterday. he was found safe just a short while ago. authorities were concerned about his safety because he suffers from alzheimer's disease. >> there is going to an second gun buyback if santa clara after a successful high back got 1,100 firearms. it will be held on saturday with the county using left over money from an early event to fund this buy back. authorities will pay up to $100 for each handgun, shotgun, or rifle and $200 for assault weapons. no questions asked. >> today the. sonoma county supervisors will adopt an ordinance to make it easier for cyclists and pedestrians to sue driver whose intentionally threaten or harass them. the proposal being pushed by bicycling advocates after recent crashes that injured o
poll finds 53 percent of americans believe going into iraq was a big mistake. >> president obama's approval rating is now below 50 percent. a new international survey finds that only 47 percent of americans now approve of the president's job performance, the first time the president's approval rates is below 50 percent since september. also new this morning, asian markets bounce back after losses on monday, the japanese nikkei and the kospi closed up. over the weekend the plan to bail out cyprus banks caused worries there could be massive bank runs and the fears seem to be receding. trading is underway in less than 15 minutes. we will check with jane king live at the new york stock exchange at:45. >> i don't go retail cher has stored in the bay area will start down after the stock tumbled yesterday after the company announced they pulling pants from store shelves because they are see through. hallelujah -- lulu lemon stock says this affects pantses that are too shear and is offering refunds to customers. the problem will create a product shortage in the fors for now. >> the best
for a official on the doorstep of his home. >>> facing the threat. >>> facing the threat. president obama on an historic visit to israel. tonight the big question, would america go to war to stop a nuclear weapon in iran? >>> too far. workers forced to get health tests or pay a fine. could this happen at your job? >>> and treasure hunt. the $3 bowl found at a yard sale now worth $2 million. do you know which items give you the best chance for a happy surprise? >>> good evening. we begin tonight with a manhunt under way. hundreds of people searching the streets of colorado. at 8:30 last night, the door bell rang at the home of a state official. he answered and he was shot on his doorstep. tonight authorities have stepped up security at the governor's mansion and the state capital. abc's clayton sandell tells us what is known now about the shooter. >> reporter: in this quiet rural neighborhood outside denver, a killer came calling. tom clements, at home with his wife, went to answer the front door and was suddenly shot in the chest. the shooter fled into the night. >> somebody rang the door
arguments." today, during a highly publicized visit to israel, president obama assure benjamin netanyahu that the u.s. will do everything in its power to prevent iran from retaining nuclear weapons. so what do you think? will this policy work? will the president's vow to deter iran from a nuclear strategy actually do that? you can weigh in or tweet us at nightline or at terry moran. "world news now" is next with overnight breaking news. check in with "good morning america." they're working while you're sleeping and we're always online at abcnews.com.
obama knows about being retweeted. now online in 30 languages, it has a language of its own own but one look say they haven't lost the independent san francisco roots. >> san francisco was part of our dna and part the of our blood. >> dan: michael c 7 news source on twitter. follow the latest breaking news any time you wish. >>> philadelphia police nabbed a man posing as a pilot who managed to get into the cockpit of a plane. he was wearing what appeared to be an air france captain's uniform when he asked the gate agents for an upgrade on u.s. airways flight to florida. when he told there were no seats available and these said he hated americans. he then boarded the plane and got into the cockpit. that is when cops and took the imposture into custody. >> a massachusetts woman is on quest to thank a stranger for a random act of kindness towards her and her boyfriend who is deployed in afghanistan. she returned to her car on sunday after picking up a cup of coffee. she spotted an envelope on the windshield. she thought it was a ticket but it turned out to be a note from a veteran who spot
a hash tag and president obama knows about being retweeted. now online in 30 languages, it has a language of its own own but one look say they haven't lost the independent san francisco roots. >> san francisco was part of our dna and part the of our blood. >> dan: michael c 7 news source on twitter. follow the latest breaking news any time you wish. >>> philadelphia police nabbed a man posing as a pilot who managed to get into the cockpit of a plane. he was wearing what appeared to be an air france captain's uniform when he asked the gate agents for an upgrade on u.s. airways flight to florida. when he told there were no seats available and these said he hated americans. he then boarded the plane and got into the cockpit. that is when cops and took the imposture into custody. >> a massachusetts woman is on quest to thank a stranger for a random act of kindness towards her and her boyfriend who is deployed in afghanistan. she returned to her car on sunday after picking up a cup of coffee. she spotted an envelope on the windshield. she thought it was a ticket but it turned out to be a note
men, women and children. >> during the trip president obama bowed support for israel and appealed for new peace talks with the palestinians. the final stop is in jordan. >> hundreds remember a 16-year-old musician killed while cross train tracks near his home. last night was emotional for friends and family of donae johnican. you could often see him walking on campus with a guitar and head phones the he was hit by an approaching train while listening to music. >> the train clipped him. he want paying attention. there is a lesson, all teens who think it is cute. come on, the train tracks are not cute. >> the medical examiner has ruled his death an accident. caltrain was planning to add fencing along that section of track. >> this morning, san jose police are searching for a wanted parole he who ran from officers. police cordoned off a neighborhood searching for him in san jose. he was armed with a gun. the thing began when the police tried to detain him and the chase ended up in san jose. he hopped several fences to get away from the police. >> five bay area police departments will
overseas and begin with president obama wrapping up his visit to israel before visiting the church of nativity, before crossing into jordan, but is the trip doing anything to advance that push for peace? senior white house correspondent jonathan karl is with the president. jon, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, paula. over and over again on this trip the president has emphasized america's never-ending support for the state of israel but he is concluding the trip with a challenge to the israeli people, to once again restart the effort to make peace with the palestinians. this morning, the president paid tribute to victims of the holocaust at israel's yad vashem memorial. it's been a trip high on symbolism. >> please raise a glass with the president. l'chaim. >> reporter: but low on any progress toward peace. in the only major speech of the trip the president sought to bypass the political leaders here and talk directly to the next generation, telling a group of 600 israeli college students to put themselves in the shoes of young palestinians. >> look at the world through thei
. no questions asked. >>> new this morning, president obama is closing out his four-day trip in the middle east in jordan. he just boarded air force one just a few minutes ago. he's headed for petra. he will be during that area. his trip has strengthened u.s. bonds with israel but it's also left some palestinians angry. they apresident obama is playing favorites and he needs to more strongly condemn israel's settlements on palestinian land. in his weekly address he's calling on congress to focus on three gun measures that would ban some assault weapons. >> these ideas shouldn't be controversy. common sense. they are supported by a majority of the american people and i urge the senate and the house to give each of them a vote. >> the republicans, the budget -- >> senator mike lee of utah gave the republican rebuttal saying the budget proposed by senate democrats raises taxes by $1.5 trillion without saving entitlements. >>> also new this morning, around 4:00 the senate passed its first budget in four years. approving a $3.7 billion spending plan for next year. the 50 to 49 vote ended a grueling
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